cPCI to PMC Compatible Adapter/Carrier, Front View

CompactPCI Non-intellegent PMC Carrier Card

cPCIBPMC6UET ( cPCI to PMC ) adapter / carrier converter card provides the ability to install up to two PMC cards into a standard cPCI slot. cPCIBPMC6UET has two PMC card slots mounted to a universal voltage 6U 4HP cPCI card. Suitable for 32/64 data bus width with 33/ 66 MHz bus operation. The 6U card is wired for 64 bit PCI operation with pull-ups on the control lines to allow use in a 32 bit system. The PMC bezel connectors are mounted though the cPCI mounting bracket. cPCIBPMC6UET is an extended temperature design. -40C to +85C standard. Conformal Coating is an option. For boards requiring cooling, fans are available.

Two versions of the "ET" card are available. cPCIBPMC3U64ET is an extended temperature 3U 4HP cPCI based PMC carrier with one PMC slot. cPCIBPMC3U64ET is configured for 64 bit PCI operation, and has limited rear IO. The 6U version [cPCIBPMC6UET] has rear IO with both of the PMC IO connectors routed using equal length traces to J3 and J5. A matching PIM Carrier "PIM Carrier Dual" is available for the 6U model to support rear panel IO. Custom rear transition modules can be made with new PIM´s or a new transition module. Please contact Dynamic Engineering about these options.

The PCI bus is interconnected to the PMC via 64 bit 66 MHz capable layout. The slower and more narrow device will determine the interface characteristics. The supplied dip-switch is used to control the bridge configuration. The user can select the clock rate, [33/66] on both buses and has access to the GPIO bits. The Interrupt request lines are routed from the PMC´s to the cPCI connector.

PCI VIO is interconnected to the primary side of the bridge. The secondary side of the bridge has programmable VIO allowing 5V PMC´s to be used in 3V systems and vice-versa. The voltage select pins are not installed on the cPCIBPMC6UET. The bridge will automatically adapt to the PCI bus reference voltage. Many PMC´s are "universal" and can work with 3.3 or 5V cPCI backplanes. The secondary side has a shunt for the user to select 5V or 3V operation. An option is available to hardwire the voltage selection.

Power is routed from the cPCI to PMC connectors with mini-planes each of which is rated for more than the maximum PMC draw [10-12 A per plane] for the 3.3V, and 5V. VIO, +12, -12 have similar overbuilt planes with lower current capabilities more than matching the PMC connector capabilities. The 3.3V and 5V planes filtered with an LC type to provide isolation from conducted noise. This feature will help with noisy backplanes and power supplies.

cPCIBPMC3U64ET has a low internal power dissipation. The dissipation is a function of the frequency and load from the installed PMC´s. The bridge uses 1W at 66 MHz and less at 33 MHz. The terminations contribute additional dissipation for a total of less than 1.2W at 66 MHz with a 64 bit implementation. Please add your PMC requirements to the 1.2W figure for total power utilized in the slot.

If you have custom requirements please call or e-mail us with the details.


  • Size
  • 6U 4HP cPCI

  • Positions
  • 2 PMC positions provided.

  • Clocks
  • cPCI bus can operate at 66/50/33/25 MHz. The PMC must be 66 MHz capable for 66 MHz operation to work properly. User switch to allow or disable 66 MHz. operation.

  • Access Width
  • Standard cPCI byte lanes supported for byte, word and long access dependent on installed PMC. 64 or 32 bit operation supported.

  • Software Interface
  • PMC register definitions as defined by installed hardware. No software set-up required by cPCIBPMC6UET.

  • Interrupts
  • INTA, B, C, D routed to cPCI connector from PMCs. Slot 0 has A,B,C,D and slot 1 has B,C,D,A connections

  • Signal Conditioning
  • Secondary side PCI signals are routed and terminated IAW the PCI specification.

  • Power
  • +5, +3.3, +12, -12V, and VIO supplied to PMC with oversized power planes. Voltages are monitored. When the associated LED is illuminated the corresponding rail is within tolerance.

  • VIO
  • Bridge primary PCI IO Voltage is set by the PCI backplane. Secondary side VIO is programmable by the user.

  • Thermal
  • cPCIBPMC6UET is a low power design with minimal heat dissipation for optimal PMC performance. Less than 1.2W used by bridge and terminations for 66 MHz. 64 bit implementation. 33/32 wil be lower. The temperature range is -40C to +85C. Fans are available for higher thermal load PMC´s.

  • IO Interface
  • Front Bezel IO supported at cPCI bracket. J3 and J5 support rear panel IO from slots 0 and 1 respectively. Matched length routing from PMC to cPCI connector. Please see the manual for definitions. A PIM carrier is available to support the rear IO.

  • LED´s
  • +3V, +5V, +12V, -12V and Busmode 1 for both slots are displayed on the bezel. Voltage monitor circuits for PMC voltages to check if within proper operating range.

  • JTAG
  • JTAG header connected to PMC slot 0 option. JTAG pin definitions are in the silkscreen. Add -JTAG

    cPCIBPMC6UET Benefits

  • Speed
  • The bridge allows for isolation and for differing clock rates on the cPCI backplane and the PMC. The PMC can also operate at a different bus width with the bridge doing the clock and rate matching.

  • Price
  • cPCIBPMC6UET represents a cost effective solution to putting extended temperature PMC´s into cPCI environments. Make use of existing PMC designs in cPCI applications without paying for the expense of a new design and layout. Quantity discounts are available.

  • Warranty
  • 1 year warranty

  • Ease of Use
  • cPCIBPMC6UET is easy to use. A plug and play interface to the PMC sites.

  • Availability
  • cPCIBPMC6UET is a stocked item. Lead time if any is short for prototyping quantities. WIth our automated assembly system larger orders can be processed in a short time.

  • Size
  • cPCIBPMC6UET is a 6U 4HP cPCI board which conforms to the cPCI mechanical specifications. Eliminate mechanical interference issues. cPCIBPMC6UET can be used in all 6U cPCI slots.

  • PMC Compatibility
  • cPCIBPMC6UET is PMC compliant per the IEEE 1386 specification. All Dynamic Engineering PMC Modules are compatible with the cPCIBPMC6UET.

  • cPCI Compatibility
  • cPCIBPMC6UET is cPCI compliant. Compatible with the 6U PIM carrier "PIM-Carrier-Dual"

    cPCIBPMC6UET Ordering Options
  • cPCIBPMC6UET: extended Temperature cPCIBPMC6UET J3,J5 not installed, standard IO through Bezel version.

  • cPCIBPMC6UET-RP: extended Temperature cPCIBPMC6UET J3,J5 installed, Rear Panel IO version

  • cPCIBPMC6UET-XX-CC: extended Temperature cPCIBPMC6UET Either version with conformal coating option

  • -VIO3:Forces VIO to be 3.3V The VIO3 option removes the FET for the secondary VIO to force it to be 3.3V only - for no mistakes about voltage selection

  • -FAN[0/1][HV][R]: Add fans in position 0 and/or 1. Please refer to the photo for Slot 0 and 1 definitions which correspond to the fan numbers. Standard orientation is to blow onto PMC. Add "R" to each fan callout to reverse that position. Zero Slot fans have approximately 5 CFM. For an 8 CFM fan add the "-HV" designation. Please note: HV fans are mounted on the rear and will interfere with the next slot.
    -FAN01 adds 2 fans in the standard orientation - air toward PMC.
    -FAN01R adds a standard orientation fan in position 0, and a reversed fan in position 1.
    -FAN0R1R has both installed, and air is pulled from PMC locations.
    -FAN0HVR is mounted on the rear, and pulls from the PMC in position 0.
    -FAN1HV is mounted on the rear, and blows toward the PMC in position 1.

    Using the drop down menus, select your options:


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